How to Create a Coupon Binder

Recently, I created a very basic simple coupon binder but found that if I really want to get serious into this coupon business, then I need a better one that will keep me totally organized!  So, I decided to create a new and improved coupon binder and thought it would be fun to show you via video instead of photos!  And because I have deaf readers, … [Read more...]

Broccoli, Cauliflower and Rice Casserole


Just another side dish, nothing fancy.  You can substitute the Velveeta cheese with something else.  I used a little bit of Mexican cheese instead myself.  Be on the lookout for an iPod Touch giveaway here or on my cowboy blog 'cause it's coming soon! Might be better to subscribe;) INGREDIENTS 1 pkg. frozen chopped broccoli & … [Read more...]

Cornflake Coconut Shrimp with Sweet and Spicy Mango Dipping Sauce

Cornflake Coconut Shrimp with Sweet and Spicy Mango Dipping sauce

By Katherine into January's Food Challenge INGREDIENTS 1 mango, peeled, pit removed 3 Tablespoons hot sauce (use your favorite brand!) 1/2 cup honey 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper 24 large raw shrimp 2 cups cornflakes 1 cup angel flake coconut, sweetened 1 large egg, beaten Vegetable oil for deep frying Spring … [Read more...]

Magic Bullet To Go Giveaway! OVER

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The big Sunday football game is right around the corner and what better helper could you ask for to help you make all those appetizing dips and delicious food than the Magic Bullet To Go! Well, maybe a chef to actually make the food for you right? lol I know many folks who have these small food appliances in their homes, including my mom. I … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Party Appetizer & Drink Recipes


The Super Bowl is right around the corner so if you're looking for some quick and easy recipes to make your party delicious, look no more!  Also, tonight at 10:30pm CST, I'll be hosting a radio talk show on Super Bowl Party Ideas for a fabulous party!  Join me and listen, chat or even call in! DIPS The Ultimate Cheese Dip 5-Minute TexMex Dip (be … [Read more...]

It’s a Honey: Onion, Bacon, Pear Galette with Marmalade Mascarpone Cheese

A scrumptious slice of Bacon Pear Galette

By Merry into January's Food Challenge INGREDIENTS Cooking spray 1 frozen pastry sheet (about 9 ounces) 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced (about 1 cup) 1 tablespoon olive oil 5 slices of crisp cooked bacon (see microwave tip) 1 teaspoon honey ½ teaspoon Habanero Hot Sauce 2 peeled Bartlett peas, peeled and sliced (less than ¼” thick … [Read more...]

Hold on, Steers in the Yard

Oh yes, this is something I say on a regular basis around here.  I'll be skyping with my friends and then say, "Hold on, there are steers in the yard."  Or yearlings, or whatever happens to be in the yard that day....Anyways, just in case some are wondering if I really do have them in my yard, I wanted to share proof!  For some strange reason, city … [Read more...]

Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake


My middle son loves chocolate but my oldest is not so fond of it so I have always have to find a middle ground.  I found this Chocolate Bundt Cake that fits in the middle perfectly because it's still chocolate but not as sweet as a chocolate cake.  We made this last night and it takes not time to prepare.  It was really good! INGREDIENTS: 1 c. … [Read more...]

Gel Pro Chef’s Mat


This give is part of the Bloggy Giveaways!  Go check it out for hundreds of other giveaways.  (starts at 8am CST). The gel comfort technology in the Gel Pro Chef’s Mat alleviates nagging foot & back pain, so that you can enjoy your time standing there cooking, or washing dishes! I love it. I had this in my holiday gift guide and it was a … [Read more...]

Bloggy Giveaway – Flip Video Camera


It's that time again, time for the quarterly bloggy giveaways!  I'll keep this short and's midnight here and I'm tired. Up for grabs is a PINK Flip Video Camera.  They are so cool.  2 members of my foodie community won one and they are having a blast with them! HOW TO ENTER Leave a comment telling me what some of your favorite … [Read more...]

Crab Cakes with Hot Honey Mustard Sauce

Crab Cakes with Hot Honey Mustard Sauce

By Lisa into January's Food Challenge INGREDIENTS Crab Cake 3 eggs 1 Tblsp hot sauce 6 oz. crab meat (I used blue crab - claw meat) 1 4 oz. can tiny shrimp 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 small shallot, finely chopped 1 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped plus sprigs for garnish 2 cups corn flakes, roughly crushed 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/2 … [Read more...]

Gerber Educates to Start Healthy, Stay Healthy


Did you know that French fries are the most commonly consumed vegetable by toddlers age 15-24 months? (Not surprising to me at all actually.) Or that soda is being served to infants as young as 8 months? These are the  findings from Gerber’s Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS), a groundbreaking study of the dietary patterns and nutrient … [Read more...]

Sweet Flake Potato Pancakes

sweet flake potato pancakes

By Joy into January's Food Challenge INGREDIENTS 4 medium baking potatoes, peeled and finely shredded 1 small onion, grated 2 large eggs, beaten 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 cup corn flakes, crumbled 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper canola oil 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 teaspoon hot … [Read more...]

Quaker Oats Contest – Help the Hungry

You can't get much more of a hearty breakfast than oatmeal, and I have a great recipe to get you on the right track, Banana Nut Oatmeal, using Quaker Oats of course.  Eating Oatmeal also helps fight cardiovascular disease so it's a great habit to start. It's no surprise to me that Quaker is bringing you this very cool 25 Bloggers, 25 Days … [Read more...]

Honey Mustard Glazed Pork Chops

Pork Chop Dish

By Zachary into January's Food Challenge INGREDIENTS Onion slices 1 Can of Corn 1 Bell Pepper (diced) 4 Pork Chops (bone in or boneless) 1 1/2 Cups Crushed Corn Flakes 2-4 Tablespoons of Honey 2-4 Tablespoons of Mustard Hot sauce Bacon (crisp cooked) DIRECTIONS Spray a casserole dish with Pam, and layer thin slices of … [Read more...]

White Chili


Isn't slow cooking the best?    This is a wonderful White Chili recipe submitted by a friend of a friend of mine! INGREDIENTS: 1 lb cubed boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 medium onion, chopped 1 ½ tsp garlic powder (I use ½ tsp crushed garlic) 1 T vegetable oil 2 cans (15.5 oz each) Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed 1 can (14.5 oz) … [Read more...]

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Fast Freebies

For updates on the Peanut Butter Recall 2009, check out the FDA. I've been super busy guys but I did come across a couple of freebies for you.  I've been adding coupons to my binder daily and getting ready to go on my first shopping spree with those coupons!  In the meantime, get your freebies!!  Oh, and don't forget, on my cowboy blog, I'll be … [Read more...]

Fiery Chocolate Pie

Fiery Chocolate Pie

By Mary into January's Food Challenge INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons flour 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 ½ cups milk 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon butter 1 ½ teaspoons hot sauce 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 9-inch Cornflake Pie Crust Sweetened … [Read more...]

Git Cattle Git

Instead of roundin' them up, he's shooing them away. Little man thinks it's his job to shoo the cattle away every time they come near the house; I think he does a fine job at it! And the shooing begins.... Git, psst, git! Are you talkin' to me? Oh it's on like Donkey Kong! Called for extra backup;) … [Read more...]

Homemade Snow Ice Cream


Guest post from Kids' Cattle Blog sharing their love from homemade snow ice cream!  Here fella there makes it look awful good!!  Thanks for sharing with us! It doesn't get any easier than this guys!  Enjoy if you have snow.  We'll be in the 80's here today so no chance of this stuff right now for us! INGREDIENTS: 2 qt.clean snow 1/2 C … [Read more...]

Spicy Meatballs With A Touch Of Sweetness Over Pasta

Spicy Meatballs with a Touch of Sweetness over pasta

Emily's Entry into January's Food Challenge - INGREDIENTS 1 lb Ground Turkey Meat 1 Cup Crushed Corn Flakes 1 tsp Honey 6 Tbsp Hot Sauce 1 Box Pasta (14.5 oz or 1 lb) 1 Jar Pasta Sauce 1/4 Cup Water Parmesan Cheese (optional) DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350. In medium pot cook pasta according to directions. In medium bowl mix ground … [Read more...]

A Very Basic Coupon Binder


If that's what you want to call it. I basically just took a folder, some plastic sheets, paper, and tape to create this one. I figure it will be my temp to get by until I truly learn the world of couponing! And to keep with the true spirit of the term frugal, I only used supplies I had around my house. I didn't go and buy anything new which is … [Read more...]

Card Cubby Organizer!

cardcubby LOVE this cute little Card Cubby.  It holds everything from gift cards & business cards to your license and money. I'll be using it at all the upcoming conferences and plan to even give a couple as gifts! It's 5x3 and perfect for your desktop or for you purse, which is where I'll keep mine.  You … [Read more...]

Walnut Raspberry Chocolate Tartlets


Sooo simple, yet pretty and delicious, these 'tartlets' take minutes to make.  Perfect for any holiday or special days because they can be shaped into rounds, squares or hearts.  Make sure that you only use the very best chocolate. This recipe is part of the California Walnut Board’s Smart Menus Program.  A program geared towards … [Read more...]

No Longer a Starbucks Virgin

Yep, I went and did it, got de-virginized in NYC by drinking my first Starbucks Coffee that is. I went with Pumpkin Spice that came highly recommended from Tara, who also said it's a seasonal coffee. I have to say, I LOVED it. For those of you who don't know, not only had I not had Starbucks, I've never drank coffee period so this was a … [Read more...]

Paula Deen’s Crab and Spinach Casserole


Paula Deen's recipes are the best and this one is no exception.  My internet has been down for over a day so hopefully things will get back to normal soon! INGREDIENTS 2 10-oz packages of frozen leaf spinach (thawed and drained) 1/2 cup or 1 stick of butter 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tbsp grated yellow onion 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 3 cups … [Read more...]